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Tracking Housing Starts

Tracking Housing Starts - Will Our Inventory Crisis Be Relieved? Inventory issues have been plaguing many areas of the United States for the last several years. Multiple offers and year-over-year double digit price increases due to high dema...

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Homeowners Insurance – Are You Covered?

In light of the recent hurricanes that have ravaged the East Coast, the earthquake that decimated parts of Mexico, and wildfires in the West that are burning up acres and acres with buildings along with it, it seems like a good time to do a che...

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Are You Still Paying PMI? Do You Need To?

Private Mortgage Insurance (or PMI) is an extra charge that banks require when the amount of a loan someone takes out to purchase or refinance a home causes the loan to value ratio to exceed 80%. This means that the buyer or owner has less th...

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Do I Really Need a Home Inspection?

If you are thinking about buying a home, you may be wondering if you really need an inspection. In areas that have very high demand and low inventory, some buyers are choosing to waive the home inspection so their offer is more appealing for ho...

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Getting Ready to Apply for a Mortgage

If you are thinking of buying a home in Pierce or King County then this blog is for you! Pierce and King County, like many other markets are experiencing limited inventory resulting in multiple buyers competing for the same property. It is cri...

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Is Your Home Working For You?

All over the country, the lack of homes for sale continues to be a concern. Pent up demand and multiple offers are prevalent while homeowners, concerned about the possibility of not finding another home to suit their needs, are sitting on the s...

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Preparing to Sell in a Fast Market.

Our real estate market is currently chock-full of opportunities for sellers. Shorter days-on-market, high list to sales price ratios and growing sales prices may have you thinking about your next move. If this sounds like you, the time to begin...

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Seller Strategies for Evaluating Multiple Offers

If you are considering a sale in our market right now, depending on the price point, area, and property amenities, you may receive multiple offers for your property. Although price will likely be at the top of your list of variables to measure,...

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Buying and Selling Real Estate in 2017

What You Need to Know About Buying and Selling Real Estate in 2017 2016 was a whirlwind year for real estate. Many areas in Pierce and King County continued to see market price growth – some areas and price points gained more modestly than...

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